The stock market is on the brink of an absolute breakdown

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Description: The Nasdaq on Tuesday nearly erased all of Monday’s powerful 3.3%, tech-driven rally Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 27, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dows-surge-belies-fact-that-stock-market-is-on-the-brink-of-an-absolute-breakdown-2018-03-26 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the condition of stock markets? Do you agree with this assessment?

Here’s why the stock market took the China tariffs so hard

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Description: The stock market plunged Thursday in a broad selloff that analysts pinned largely on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-the-stock-market-took-the-china-tariffs-so-hard-2018-03-22 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points in this article. How do you see markets moving… Read more »

Mr Roboto? Trump sells China tariffs as fight over robots, other future technologies

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Description: President says the days of unfair Chinese trade rules ‘are over’ Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-china-tariffs-a-fight-for-control-over-robots-wireless-other-future-technologies-2018-03-22 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the trade tariff strategy? Do you think it is valid? How do you think this strategy will play out? What should investors do in the meanwhile?

What Larry Kudlow thinks about trade, taxes, stocks and recessions

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Description: Trump’s possible new top economic adviser hates tariffs Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Mar 13, 2018 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/13/investing/larry-kudlow-trump-national-economic-council/index.html Questions for discussion: Summarize what does Larry Kudlow says about trade, taxes, stocks and recessions. What do you think will happen to these items in the near future? What should investors do?

Longtime tech investor Paul Meeks warns a correction ‘could happen at any time’

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Description: The investor known for running the world’s largest technology fund during the dotcom boom is refreshing his call for investors to keep their portfolios light on the tech sector. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 10, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/10/investor-paul-meeks-warns-a-tech-correction-could-happen-at-any-time.html Questions for discussion: What does Paul Meeks have to say about conditions in tech stocks? Do… Read more »

Opinion: These two stock market patterns add up to trouble for investors through Election Day

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Description: Election results end uncertainty and could spark a rally Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 13, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-hard-proof-for-why-the-stock-market-could-be-lower-in-november-2018-03-13 Questions for discussion: Explain the arguments presented. Do you agree with this assessment? What do you think will happen?

Stock Markets Are Scary. Suddenly, It’s a Good Time to be a Trader.

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Description: Inflation scares. Trade wars. Rising interest rates. Suddenly, it is a scary time to be an investor — but a great time to be a trader. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 08, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/business/stock-market-traders.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What does the article say about conditions and investor behavior at this time? Do you agree with this assessment?

Billionaires Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio agree on what to do in a volatile market

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Description: Following the resignation of Gary Cohn, the chief economic advisor to President Trump, on Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 189 points after opening more than 300 points down. Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq declined as well, though the Nasdaq rebounded. Experts continue to fret that a trade war might be imminent. Source:… Read more »

Dow suddenly drops nearly 400 points

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Description: The “Fast Money” traders discuss the sudden drop in the Dow and what’s contributing to the post-close loss. Dow suddenly drops nearly 400 points from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 01, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/02/28/dow-suddenly-drops-nearly-400-points.html Questions for discussion: Why did the Dow drop? Why is there so much volatility? What do you… Read more »

Is Bitcoin a Waste of Electricity, or Something Worse?

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Description: WASHINGTON — A manufacturing start-up recently announced plans to move into a shuttered aluminum factory in upstate New York, taking advantage of abundant cheap electricity from the St. Lawrence River. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 28, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/business/economy/bitcoin-electricity-productivity.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the discussion points in this report. What is your view on the… Read more »